Nan Reinhardt, Author

Grown-up love stories, because we're never too old for a little sexy romance…

Days 31-39: Gratitude and I’m Okay…Really

Moon over the boat launch at the lake (photo courtesy of Ken Green)

It’s so easy to get discouraged in the house-hunt, but you know, it’s all going to be okay. We’ll find the right house and we’ll get all our stuff back and it’s all going to be okay. In the meantime, we aren’t sleeping in a cardboard refrigerator box under the freeway–we’re enjoying our Son and DIL’s lovely home and we have our lake cottage. Our stuff is safely stored with our buddy Freddy’s moving and storage company and in Son’s basement, and in our cottage. Fall is here and I’ve seen four amazing sunsets in a row. I am a blessed woman.

Good Tule Holiday Release party today–lots of participants and guests. Really enjoyed it!
Lee Hyat, our cover artist is a genius.
We saw two houses yesterday and are seeing two more tomorrow, so there’s stuff on the horizon.
Got a bunch of editing work done today–yay!
Made dinner two nights in a row for Husband and me–it was nice.

So…there we have it. I’m working, writing, and promoting my books. Looking forward to all the hoopla around Aidan’s book releasing November 21 and to finding the right house soon.

So, mes amies, as always hold your face to the sun, be grateful for all things, and love well.


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It’s a Party!


Hey, kids! We’re having a party and you’re invited! Tule Book Club is celebrating our Holiday Releases all day today with a Facebook party! Stop by the Book Club to join in the fun, talk to all the holiday romance authors, and get a chance at lots of great giveaways. I’ll be there at 5:00 p.m., talking about my newest novel, Christmas with You, book 3 in the Four Irish Brothers Winery series. It releases on November 21, but there’s lots of fun to be had as I share juicy details about Aidan Flaherty and Holly Santos’s story. So come on by!

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Cover Reveal AND Preorder Links!


I am overwhelmed with pleasure about the cover for my latest book, Christmas with You–Book 3 in the Four Irish Brothers Winery series from Tule Publishing. Lee Hyat, the cover designer has so nailed my brothers with each cover and Aidan’s is no exception. She got my sweet, hunky actor down to a T! Check it out and then click to preorder Christmas with You. It’ll show up on your e-reader on November 21. Also, here’s the blurb for the story. I sure hope y’all are as excited as I am!

She’s loved him all her life… but will he be there when she needs him the most? 
Disheartened and adrift after being written out of a hit TV show, actor Aidan Flaherty returns to his family’s historic winery, where he’s invested some of the fortune he’s made. As the holidays approach, Aidan becomes intrigued with the old showboat that’s dry-docked just east of town… and even more intrigued with the daughter of his former mentor, who now owns it. He decides to buy the boat and restore it to its former glory.
Single mom Holly Santos is back in River’s Edge after her divorce and she is over men in general and actors in particular. If she could only get rid of her father’s old showboat, a source of fascination for her son, Mateo. She never expects her old crush to walk into her tea shop or the fireworks that happen every time they’re in the same room.
Can Aidan convince her that he is determined to restore their shared heritage on the showboat and that he’s home to stay?

New Holiday Romance…


…from Kelsey McKnight and Sarah Fischer and Tule Publishing! I am so very happy to share Kelsey McKnight and Sarah Fischer’s new holiday romance with you! It is available everywhere ebooks are sold! Kelsey and Sarah are fellow Tule authors and we’re all three part of the Tule holiday release event coming up on October 9, so this book holds a special place in my heart. A quick blurb is below along with a buy link that will take you to Tule Books and then to all your favorite book retailers. Is this a gorgeous cover or what?  Enjoy!!

A seat on the throne or a place in her heart?
Greyson Montgomery dreams of a simple life, but as the crown prince of Aldora, simple is not in his future. Before ascending the throne on Christmas Eve, Greyson is given one month to explore how the other half lives. Armed with a few hundred dollars and a fake backstory, Greyson flies to Savannah, Georgia, to see if he has what it takes to chase the American Dream.
Scarlett Calhoun is a Southern Belle with a heart as big as a Georgia peach. When she meets the charming construction worker, Greyson, it isn’t long before she is embracing the holiday cheer. Soon, she’s teaching him how to cook, falling for his exotic accent and soulful eyes, and joining him on picnic lunches where they talk for hours.With Christmas Eve nearing, Greyson must fly back to Aldora and either abdicate the throne, or take his rightful place as king. Will he ignore his birthright to remain with Scarlett or will she be royally abandoned?

From Scottish lairds to billionaire businessmen, Kelsey McKnight will ignite your soul, no matter what century it lives in. Kelsey is a university-educated historian from southern New Jersey. She has married her great loves of romance, history, and literature to create her own tales of dashing heroes, sultry bad boys, and lovable heroines who have their own stories to tell. They will take you through the ballrooms of Victorian London, to the hills of the Scottish Highlands, and into New York City penthouses, all at the flip of a page. When she’s not writing, Kelsey can be found reading, drinking too much coffee, spending time with her family, and working for two separate nonprofit organizations.

Sarah Fischer works hard fighting the good fight in personnel security. She graduated with a degree in criminal justice and married the calm to her crazy. Then Sarah had a health scare and needed heart surgery. While recovering, she finally had the time to write the stories playing out in her mind. Her college romantic suspense series, Elton Hall Chronicles, is now available in its entirety on Amazon. First Semester, Second Snowfall, and Third Wheel remind you what you loved about college, show you what you missed, and make you yearn for what could have been. Sarah also has a contemporary short story in the Craving Bad anthology. In her spare time, you’ll find her with a book in her hand, at the movies, or watching just one more episode of reality TV. 

That’s all the news today, mes amies! Remember to hold your face to the sun, be grateful in all things, and love well.


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The Healing Summer by Liz Flaherty


Title: The Healing Summer
by Liz Flaherty
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 30, 2019

When Steven Elliott accidentally rides his bike into Carol Whitney’s car at the cemetery, their out-of-control lives take on new and exciting possibilities. Long friendship wends its way into something deeper and feelings neither of them expected to experience again enrich their days and nights. But what will happen when the long summer ends and Steven leaves their hometown to once again take up his prestigious career as a cardio-thoracic surgeon and Carol loses the dream of the family, commitment, and future that she’s allowed herself to want?Life gets in the way before either Steven or Carol are ready, and they wonder if their romance will fade and fall with the leaves when hot days turn to the briskness of autumn.

Preorder The Healing Summer here:
Amazon | Barnes&Noble

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Days 28-30: Gratitude and Man, Am I Overwhelmed

…not yet!

Okay, so three days of gratitude–not a tough task because I have so much in my life to be grateful for. But there is also the fact that I am still completely overwhelmed by what feels like my chaotic life. It’s not really, I guess, but not having a home makes you feel very unsettled and out of sorts. Although I can’t begin to imagine actually being homeless because of finances, it is very strange to not have a place to call home.

It’s been a busy three days, getting two editing gigs into publishers by the deadlines, thinking about Bren’s book and how I’m going to build the story that is brewing in the forefront of my imagination right now, getting read for an author event that got postponed, preparing promotion for Aidan’s book, and having a guest at the lake this weekend.

Our sweet SIL, Terri, came to spend the rainy weekend with us and she was planning on coming to the Wine and Wheels event where Liz and I were going to be selling and signing books. on Sunday. Unfortunately, a drenching rain forced Amanda at the winery to postpone the event until next Sunday. It truly would have been a muddy mess, so I’m glad she did! Terri and I ended up going over to the winery anyway so she could see where we’ll be set up next weekend and of course, we tasted some wine while we were there. Then on to the Sportsman for a bite of lunch before coming back to the cottage to do what we do best at the lake–read, rest, and relax. Well, she got the R&R&R in, while I worked. I think she was happy to just be near the water and have an opportunity to get out of the city . We had fun, in spite of the weather and my arduous work schedule.

Gratitude for now:
Husband, Son, DIL, and Grandboy
A nice, if wet, weekend with SIL and lake buddy, Moe
Got a project finished and another well underway
A lovely birthday dinner with my lake ladies at a fab little tavern not far from the lake. Had the best filet I’ve ever had in my life and even got to be a bit of celebrity, thanks to Moe hawking my books. Thanks, Moe!
Going to look at houses this week–hold a good thought everyone!
Sunshine today
Cooler temps, more like fall, are on the way–yay!

That’s it from me for now–remember, mes amies, to hold your face to the sun, be grateful for all things, and love well.


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Days 26 & 27: Gratitude and Exhaustion


This will be a short post today because I’ve spent the entire day editing and my mind is mush. It’s been a good day, productive and that’s always nice. We got the boat back with it’s brand new cover and it looks lovely. Riding from the marina back to our place was a quick-and-dirty boat ride, but oh, so fun to be on the water, even for a short time. We got back into our slip and the new cover all buttoned up just as the thunder started rumbling in the distance. Sure enough, by the time we’d walked up to the cottage, huge raindrops were starting to fall.

It rained all afternoon and the cool breeze and drumming of the rain, punctuated by the occasional clap of thunder and bolt of lightning made for a pleasant afternoon. Sometimes rain gives you permission to abandon your work and spend the day reading, which is what Husband did. I, on the other hand, had to keep working, but it was nice to hear the rain on the window as I edited.

Gratitude for today:
All the lovely birthday greetings on FB and text messages, phones calls, and cards. Thank you everyone!
The Downton Abbey movie was wonderful–we left the theater wondering what Julian Fellowes would come up with next for the Crawleys and their household.
Good to be back with our lake buddies–good pal Moe took us over to the marina to pick up the boat from the cover folks and brought us pork tenderloin. She is indeed a good friend.
I got the cover for Aidan’s book–that’s a post for another day when I get ready to do my reveal, but oh, man, Lee Hyat has given me another gorgeous cover for the new book. All will be revealed next week.
Found out I don’t have to do something I wasn’t looking forward to doing but that I’d agreed to do for someone else. Thanks, universe, for fixing that for me. I appreciate it!

Remember, mes amies, remember to hold your face to the sun, be grateful for all things, and love well.


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Days 23-25: Gratitude and Plenty of It


I’m behind. But you know, life gets in the way. I’ve been working mostly–trying to catch up on editing gigs that I have deadlines coming up on. Three jobs at the moment, so mostly long days in front of the computer.

Last night, I got to spend the evening with sister PJ, BIL, Husband, Son, DIL, and Grandboy celebrating Sister’s and my birthdays. There was wine and delicious food and a lovely birthday cake from a German Bakery here in the city. We had a great time, exchanged fun gifts and just generally enjoyed being a family. My grandparents had eight grandchildren and of the eight, five were born in September. Apparently January in Indiana has always been really cold!

I’m still brewing Brendan’s book, which I just found out is due March 16–I’m fairly sure I know where I’m going but I need to start in Tierney’s POV, so that’s what I’m thinking about right now. Also, I’m going to be getting promo together for Christmas with You just as soon as I get the cover, which should be soon. I have a Tule holiday party on October 9!!

Gratitude for today:
A new laptop
Lovely sunny days
A walk with Husband, Son, and Grandboy today
Fun evening with sister
Bday gifts–gorgeous scarves and other fun little things and tickets to see ISO salute to Linda Ronstadt in March! Fun!!
Relaxing about the house hunt–our house will be there
Work–always a good thing

Happy birthday to my cuzzies–Suz and Barb, whose b-days are today and the day after mine, which is tomorrow. So happy birthday to me. In the meantime, mes amies, hold your face to the sun, be grateful for all things, and love well.


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Day 22: Gratitude and a Good Day

Yeah, they caught me midsentence, so dopey as usual, but Lizzie looks great, huh?

Today Liz and I did a presentation at the library (remember Two Natural Blondes…?) and it was great fun! Sandy, the events coordinator, did a gorgeous job setting up for us, we had a good group of folks come to listen and participate, and…ta da! We sold some books. All in all, a good time. Afterward, Liz and D and Husband and I and Moe all went out to supper together. They make such huge portions at the Chinese place, we all ended up bringing home tomorrow’s lunch and maybe even the next day’s.

I’ve been working on editing gigs since I got home this evening and I’m winding down fast, so here’s today gratitude:
A good time at the library with readers
A whole day of NOT worrying about houses
I’m learning my laptop and getting comfortable
Gentle rain shower on the way home and it’s still dripping some
Got one editing gig done, another one well underway

That’s it for me tonight, mes amies, remember to hold your face to the sun, be grateful for all things, and love well.


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Days 20 & 21: Gratitude and Disappointment

PJ and me

Right off, it’s a great day today, September 21, because it’s my sister, PJ’s birthday. So anything else that happened today gets overshadowed by that wonderful fact. Happy birthday, Sister! I love you to the moon and back!

I’m doing two days because, frankly, I fell asleep last night before I could blog. I’m not blaming the tequila or the bottle of wine I shared with Husband and pal, Moe, but there are those who might. To them I say, “Piffle.” We had a great evening, sharing a meal, some lovely beverages, and a cutthroat game of Phase 10. Moe won.

Today, we went to see two houses that looked very interesting and nice in the pictures on our portal. In real life, not so much. I just disappointed as anything when we see a house that seems very possible and then when we go see it in person, we discover that the pictures lie. Both these houses had issues that didn’t show up in the photographs. I think that’s sucky. Honestly, when our realtor took the pictures of our house, they were all real. They showed exactly what the people who came to see the house actually saw. I’d have so much more respect if realtors just told me the truth. “The house has a weird smell” or “this place desperately needs to have all the wood on the outside replaced” or “these folks haven’t opened the vents to their crawl space since Jesus was in the third grade.” I probably wouldn’t buy the place, but at least I’d know I wouldn’t need to bother to go see it. However, I know our house is out there–one day soon, it will present itself to us.

Tomorrow, Liz and I are doing a presentation at the Logansport Library–if you’re in the area and looking for a couple of hours of entertainment, stop by at 2 pm and join us, won’t you?

Gratitude for two days:
Tequila and Wine
Chocolate (I’m sensing a theme here, how about you?)
Son and DIL
A fun evening with Moe
Leaves falling and blowing around the car as we drove today–so pretty

Remember to hold your face to the sun, be grateful for all things, and love well!


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